'''Emma Payne Erskine''' (May 10, 1854 – March 4, 1924)
[[https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=417&dat=19240306&id=yh4JAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eDsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3324,864932 The Polk County News: "Funeral Service For Mrs. Corwin Held Today"]]
was the author of several works of fiction
around the turn of the 20th century, such as ''The Eye of Dread''
[[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30031 eText: "The Eye Of Dread"]]
and ''The Mountain Girl''.
[[https://archive.org/details/mountaingirl00ersk eText: "The Mountain Girl"]]
She usually had a strong heroine
figure, and her writing has been described as "genuinely American in feeling and treatment."
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